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Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago
Seventh-inning update: Pirates 3, Tigers 1

Seventh-inning update: Pirates 3, Tigers 1

Justin Verlander gave up three early runs. He was fortunate that he didnt allow five or six. Justin Verlander gave up three early runs. He was fortunate that he didn't allow five or six. Verlander struggled with his command early Tuesday night and the Detroit Tigers could not capitalize on a golden opportunity to tie the game in the fifth. The Tigers trailed 3-1 through six innings. The Tigers had runners at second and third with nobody out in the fifth after an RBI double by James McCann, but both of those runners ended up stranded on base after Gerrit Cole...
Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago
Both benches warned after Justin Verlander plunks Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez in fifth inning

Both benches warned after Justin Verlander plunks Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez in fifth inning

Plate umpire Chris Segal issued warnings to both benches Tuesday night when Justin Verlander struck Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez with the first pitch he threw in the fifth. Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte walks to first after being hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander during the fourth inning Tuesday in Detroit.AP Photo  DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander has plunked two batters tonight. The second may have been intentional. Plate umpire Chris Segal issued warnings to both benches Tuesday night when...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 30, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Series opener to feature pitching matchup of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Series opener to feature pitching matchup of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole

Current Tigers players are 4 for 27 (.148) against Cole with four singles and 10 strikeouts. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (39-36, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (42-33, 2nd in NL Central)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott and James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Justin Verlander (0-1, 6.17 ERA)Lifetime vs. Pirates: 4-1, 3.00 ERA Pittsburgh PiratesRHP Gerrit Cole (11-3, 2.16 ERA)Lifetime vs....
Grand Rapids Press Jun 28, 2015
Detroit Tigers will start Justin Verlander on Tuesday; Kyle Ryan's next start pushed back to Thursday

Detroit Tigers will start Justin Verlander on Tuesday; Kyle Ryan's next start pushed back to Thursday

Brad Ausmus officially listed Justin Verlander as the starting pitcher for Tuesdays series opener against Pittsburgh after Verlander reported no discomfort following his bullpen session. DETROIT -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus spoke with Justin Verlander on Sunday.  Apparently, he liked what the six-time All-Star had to say. Ausmus officially listed Verlander as the starting pitcher for Tuesday's series opener against Pittsburgh after Verlander reported no discomfort following his bullpen session Saturday.  Ausmus made the announcement after Detroit's 5-4...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 27, 2015
Analysis: Detroit Tigers will have several options if Justin Verlander isn't ready for his next start

Analysis: Detroit Tigers will have several options if Justin Verlander isn't ready for his next start

The Tigers werent ready to announce their starting pitchers for their upcoming series against the Pirates. Thats because theyre still not sure if Justin Verlander will be ready. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers weren't ready Saturday to announce their starting pitchers for their upcoming series against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. Because they're still not sure if Justin Verlander will be ready. Verlander threw a bullpen session on Saturday, and didn't appear to show any sign of discomfort when he returned to the clubhouse. But the Tigers want to see how...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 26, 2015
Justin Verlander takes aim at Tuesday return to rotation for Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander takes aim at Tuesday return to rotation for Detroit Tigers

Verlander is scheduled to throw a bullpen Saturday. If he feels good on Sunday, he will start Tuesday in the series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander has no regrets about waiting until his second recent start of the season was over before mentioning his back issue. He expects his third start of the season to be Tuesday. Verlander spoke Friday night about the back stiffness that prevented him from taking his normal turn in the rotation this week. He said he believes the extended period of time he spent on the disabled list with...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 24, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Buck Farmer to make spot start after Justin Verlander scratched with stiff back

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Buck Farmer to make spot start after Justin Verlander scratched with stiff back

Tigers starter Justin Verlander was initially scheduled to start Wednesdays series finale in Cleveland, but he was scratched from his start late Tuesday due to mid-back stiffness. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (37-34, 3rd in AL Central) at Cleveland Indians (32-38, 4th in AL Central)When: 12:10 p.m.Where: Progressive Field in ClevelandTV: FOX Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The TicketTwitter: Follow James Schmehl and Chris Iott STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Buck Farmer (0-1, 12.60 ERA)Lifetime vs. Indians: Has not faced team. Cleveland IndiansRHP Carlos...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 23, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander scratched due to back issue; Buck Farmer to start in series finale

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander scratched due to back issue; Buck Farmer to start in series finale

Farmer made a spot start for the Tigers last month and has pitched well for Toledo. The young right-hander is 6-2 with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.229 WHIP in 12 starts for Toledo. CLEVELAND -- Justin Verlander is ailing. Again. Verlander will not make his scheduled start Wednesday afternoon for the Detroit Tigers due to mid-back stiffness that popped up during his previous start. Right-hander Buck Farmer will be promoted from Triple-A Toledo in time to start Wednesday afternoon in the series finale against the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers optioned left-hander Ian Krol...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 20, 2015
Analysis: Detroit Tigers may disagree, but Justin Verlander took big step back with rocky start

Analysis: Detroit Tigers may disagree, but Justin Verlander took big step back with rocky start

Dont fool yourself. Justin Verlander didnt take a big step forward in his second start this season. In fact, its safe to say the six-time All-Star took several steps back. There was plenty to like about what Justin Verlander flashed Friday night. But don't be fooled. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus might want you to believe that Verlander's pitching line in Detroit's 7-2 loss in New York is misleading. But it wasn't. "Despite the fact that numbers won't look as good, I thought his stuff was much better than it was his last start," Ausmus told FOX Sports...
New York Post Jun 20, 2015

Verlander gives revealing A-Rod/Jeter non-answer after 3,000

Justin Verlander isn’t exactly like his teammate David Price, who has said repeatedly he doesn’t look back with regret on giving up a home run to Derek Jeter for his...
Bless You Boys Jun 19, 2015

Yankees 7, Tigers 2: Warren dominates while Verlander is lit up

The Yankees beat the Tigers with three home runs off of Verlander, while Detroit killed rallies on the basepaths all night long. Justin Verlander was rocked in the Bronx this evening, giving up six runs in a 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees. The offense scored a couple of runs early, then curled up in a ball to die. Adam Warren was dominant for the home team, pitching eight innings of two-run ball. The first inning was a noteworthy one in the annals of baseball history. Verlander tried to throw a first-pitch fastball by Alex Rodriguez, but the slugger was having none of it. Rodriguez...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 19, 2015
Yankees 7, Tigers 2: Justin Verlander gives up three homers, charged with six runs in New York

Yankees 7, Tigers 2: Justin Verlander gives up three homers, charged with six runs in New York

Making his second start this season, Justin Verlander allowed three home runs in a start for just the fifth time in his career as the Detroit Tigers were dealt a 7-2 series-opening loss. Justin Verlander gave up a big home run to Alex Rodriguez on Friday night. And then he gave up a couple more. Making his second start this season, Verlander allowed three home runs in a start for just the fifth time in his career as the Detroit Tigers were dealt a 7-2 series-opening loss to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. It's the third straight loss for the Tigers, who...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 19, 2015
Seventh-inning update: Yankees 4, Tigers 2

Seventh-inning update: Yankees 4, Tigers 2

Justin Verlander has allowed three home runs in a start for just the fifth time in his career as the New York Yankees have built a 4-2 lead over the Detroit Tigers. Justin Verlander has already given up eight hits tonight. Including three big ones. Making his second start this season, Verlander has allowed three home runs in a start for just the fifth time in his career as the New York Yankees have built a 4-2 lead over the Detroit Tigers heading into the seventh inning Friday night. One of those home runs came off the bat of Alex Rodriguez, who became the 29th...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 19, 2015
Watch New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reach 3,000 hits with home run off Justin Verlander

Watch New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reach 3,000 hits with home run off Justin Verlander

Alex Rodriguez has accomplished something just 28 players in Major League Baseball have done before him. And Justin Verlander helped him reach it. Alex Rodriguez has accomplished something just 28 players in Major League Baseball have done before him. And Justin Verlander helped him reach it. The Yankees designated hitter became the 29th player in history to reach 3,000 hits, and in typical Alex Rodriguez fashion, he did it with a dramatic home run off Verlander in the first inning Friday night.  Greeted to a standing ovation from the sellout crowd at Yankee...
Newsday Jun 19, 2015

Alex Rodriguez homers off Justin Verlander for 3,000th hit

Alex Rodriguez is in the club.

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